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Norah A. Terrault, M.D., M.P.H.

Norah A. Terrault, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine & Surgery
  • Departments of Medicine & Surgery
  • Director of Viral Hepatitis Research in Liver Transplantation

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
Phone: (415) 476-2227
415-476-0659
norah.terrault@ucsf.edu
 
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1985 B.MSc., University of Alberta

1987 M.D., University of Alberta

1997 M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley

  • 1987-88 Internship, University of Toronto
  • 1988-91 Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 1991-93 Gastroenterology, University of Toronto
  • 1994-95 Clinical Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto

  • 1995-97 Research Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, UCSF Medical Center

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Liver Injury and Repair

Dr. Norah Terrault is a hepatologist or liver specialist who is recognized internationally for the treatment of viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. Her research includes the study of viral hepatitis and its progression and treatment, especially in liver transplant patients. Her research includes several clinical trials related to preventing and treating chronic hepatitis C and B. Her studies in this area have been presented to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the leading organization for research in liver disease.

Terrault completed medical training at the University of Alberta and specialty medical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto, both in Canada. Her post-doctoral fellowship in hepatology and viral hepatitis was completed at the University of California, San Francisco while earning a concurrent master's degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. She joined the medical staff at UCSF Medical Center in 1997.

My research focuses on the natural history and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), particularly in special populations, including those undergoing liver transplantation. Work in progress addresses the natural history of post-transplant disease and specific therapies to prevent infection or modify HCV and HBV disease progression and loss of grafts from recurrent disease.

Our virological analyses are focused on characterization of viral mutations that occur in liver transplant recipients receiving antiviral therapies and assessment of the effect of these variant viruses on the natural history and severity of disease post-transplantation. Knowledge of these factors may allow improved organ allocation by identifying subsets of patients with HCV recurrence in liver grafts who would be favorable or unfavorable candidates for retransplantation. 

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4143-1950 Additional info
  • USC Cirrhosis Clinical Center
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    Sep 2021
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    Aug 2026
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  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN)
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    Jun 2002
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    Jun 2024
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  • Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN): Natural History and Treatment Studies
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    Sep 2008
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    May 2020
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  • Bay Area Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Center
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    Jun 2010
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    May 2015
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  • General Clinical Research Center
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    Dec 1974
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    Mar 2009
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  • Resistance to Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C
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    Aug 2001
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    Apr 2007
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 351
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  1. King WC, Sterling RK, Hinerman AS, Lok ASF, Cloherty GA, Ghany MG, HBRN HBV Novel Assays Group (Corporate authorship), Wahed AS, Chung RT, Janssen HLA, Khalili M, Lau DTY, Lee WM, Lisker-Melman M, Terrault N. Hepatitis B RNA and Core-Related Antigen Provide Value Beyond DNA in Evaluating e But Not Surface Antigen Clearance. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Jul 16. View in PubMed
  2. Papatheodoridis GV, Lekakis V, Voulgaris T, Lampertico P, Berg T, Chan HLY, Kao JH, Terrault N, Lok AS, Reddy KR. Hepatitis B virus reactivation associated with new classes of immunosuppressants and immunomodulators: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and expert opinion. J Hepatol. 2022 Jul 16. View in PubMed
  3. Feld JJ, King WC, Ghany MG, Chang KM, Terrault N, Perrillo RP, Khalili M, Hinerman AS, Janssen H, Lok AS, Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN). Characteristics of Older Patients With Immunotolerant Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Jul 16. View in PubMed
  4. Weinberg EM, Dukewich M, Jakhete N, Stonesifer E, Im GY, Lucey MR, Shetty K, Rice JP, Victor DW, Ghobrial MR, Shetty A, Rutledge SM, Florman SS, Hsu C, Shoreibah M, Aryan M, Orandi BJ, Han H, Terrault N, Lee BP. Early Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis and a History of Prior Liver Decompensation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022 Jul 11. View in PubMed
  5. Brandman D, Boyle M, McPherson S, Van Natta ML, Sanyal AJ, Kowdley K, Neuschwander-Tetri B, Chalasani N, Abdelmalek MF, Terrault NA, McCullough A, Bettencourt R, Caussy C, Kleiner DE, Behling C, Tonascia J, Anstee QM, Loomba R. Letter: non-invasive prediction models to exclude cirrhosis in NAFLD-not everyone fits the mould. Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 07; 56(1):182-183. View in PubMed
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